The Modi government on Monday approved a New Education Policy (NEP). According to the new policy, boards will get a lot easier as the new policy proposes lowering the stakes of these tests, which lead to a lot of stress among not just students by also parents.
Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to a new education policy for the 21st century. It is important, as for 34 years there were no changes in the education policy, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
To change the pedagogical structure from the existing 10+2 scheme to a 5+3+3+4 scheme.
To remove board exams for class 10. To divide into 8 semesters classes 9 to 12.
To emphasise language and mathematics from classes 1 to 3
Medium of instruction to be mother tongue or local language till class 5 and preferably till class 8 and beyond.
Further, M.Phil programme will be discontinued. Students can also do a four-year degree programme, one-year Masters and then directly go to the doctoral programme.
Board exams will be low stakes & test actual knowledge instead of rote learning; Mother tongue to be a medium of instruction till 5th grade; report cards will be a comprehensive report on skills and capabilities instead of just marks and statements: Government of India pic.twitter.com/IcLN6J90na— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2020
National mission to focus on basic literacy and basic numeracy; major changes in the pedagogical structure of curriculum with no rigid separation between streams; all separations between vocational and academic and curricular and extra-curricular will also be removed pic.twitter.com/O5tQTwaUY9— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2020